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Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie -- Underneath the sands of Egypt, Anubis, an ancient evil spirit, has awakened. It's up to Yugi, who defeated Anubis centuries ago, to use his skill and determination to rid the world of evil once again.
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie -- Underneath the sands of Egypt, Anubis, an ancient evil spirit, has awakened. It's up to Yugi, who defeated Anubis centuries ago, to use his skill and determination to rid the world of evil once again.
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie -- US Home Video Trailer from Funimation
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie -- US Home Video Trailer from Funimation
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Release Date:
13 August 2004 (USA) See more »
Jusque-la ce n'etait que de entrainement! (Everything else was just practice!) (French DVD release) See more »
Underneath the sands of Egypt, Anubis, an ancient evil spirit, has awakened. It's up to Yugi, who defeated Anubis centuries ago, to use his skill and determination to rid the world of evil once again. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Pablo Sevilla ... Spanish Yami Yugi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gregory Abbey ... Tristan Taylor (voice: English version) (as John Campbell)

Sebastian Arcelus ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Ben Baron ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Amy Birnbaum ... Tea Garnder (voice: English version)
Madeleine Blaustein ... Solomon Moto (voice: English version) (as Maddie Blaustein)
Darren Dunstan ... Max-A-Million Pegasus (voice: English version)
Dan Green ... Yugi Moto / Yami Yugi (voice: English version)
Kôji Ishii ... Anubis (voice: Japanese version)
Shunsuke Kazama ... Yugi Muto / Yami Yugi (voice: Japanese version)
Hidehiro Kikuchi ... Hiroto Honda (voice: Japanese version)
Ted Lewis ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Ed Paul)
Tadashi Miyazawa ... Sugoroku Muto (voice: Japanese version)
Lisa Ortiz ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Andrew Paull ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Vinnie Penna ... Joey Wheeler (voice: English version) (as Wayne Grayson)

Mike Pollock ... Newscaster (voice: English version)
Scott Rayow ... Anubis (voice: English version) (as Scottie Ray)
Maki Saitou ... Anzu Masaki (voice: Japanese version)

Tara Sands ... Mokuba Kaiba (voice: English version) (as Tara Jayne)
Eric Stuart ... Seto Kaiba (voice: English version)
Hiroki Takahashi ... Katsuya Jounouchi (voice: Japanese version)
Jirou Jay Takasugi ... Pegasus J. Crawford (voice: Japanese version)
Junko Takeuchi ... Mokuba Kaiba (voice: Japanese version)
Marc Thompson ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kenjirô Tsuda ... Seto Kaiba (voice: Japanese version)

Directed by
Hatsuki Tsuji 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Pecoriello  writer

Produced by
Norman J. Grossfeld .... executive producer (as Norman Grossfeld)
Alfred Kahn .... executive producer (as Alfred R. Kahn)
Michael Pecoriello .... producer
Original Music by
Elik Alvarez 
Joel Douek 
Freddy Sheinfeld 
Sound Department
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Shawn Conrad .... supervising adr recordist
André Dias .... dubbing editor
Dan Fulton .... first assistant sound editor
Aline Gavroy .... film dubbing mixer
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... sound effects editor
Brian Langman .... sound designer
Mike Patrick .... sound recordist
Joseph Shalack .... adr engineer
Ahmad Shirazi .... supervising sound editor (as Maddy Shirazi)
Paul P. Soucek .... sound designer
Animation Department
Ryan Kelly .... animator: title animation
Editorial Department
Cathy Rait .... color timer
Music Department
Michael Brady .... music production assistant
Julian Schwartz .... music producer
Other crew
Arthur 'Sam' Murakami .... story and gameplay advisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie" - Japan (original title)
"Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters - Light of the Pyramid" - Japan (English title) (literal English title)
"Yu-Gi-Oh!" - International (English title)
"Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie - Pyramid of Light" - USA
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Rated PG for scary combat and monster images
USA:89 min | Japan:101 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

The original Japanese story calls for the Pharaoh's past to take place "3000 years ago", but the English translators misread this as "3000 BC". The English version thus puts the story 5000 years ago, but some believe this was intentional: nothing is known about Ancient Egypt 5000 years ago, and therefore the non-existence of Pharaoh Atem cannot be proven (or disproved).See more »
Factual errors: When "Sphinx Teleia" destroys "Obnoxious Celtic Guardian", "Sphinx Teleia's" effect wasn't activated, which would have decreased Yami Yugi's Life Points to 0. However, when "Andro Sphinx" destroyed "Watapon", its effect was activated (this was not changed when it aired in Japan, though Yami Yugi did mention it). In addition, "Obnoxious Celtic Guardian" should not have been destroyed thanks to its effect; the ATK "Sphinx Teleia" was higher than 1900. - However, in the original film, Anubis said that it was too soon for Yugi/Yami Yugi to lose the duel so quickly, which may imply that he could control the effects of his monsters.See more »
Mokuba Kaiba:I hope you know what you're doing, big brother...
Seto Kaiba:Funny, I was just thinking the exact same thing.
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Movie Connections:
References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »
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15 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Perfect for what it is..., 27 August 2004
Author: ladyk2000

The movie was perfect, for what it is meant to be -- 90 minutes of excitement for adolescent boys. Not everything on the screen needs to be Citizen Kane. In a summer serverely lacking big screen interest for males under 13 Yu-Gi-Oh! was just what the doctor ordered.

If you've never seen the show you're going to be lost. Actually, you're going to be lost unless you're a fan. Like most anime Yu-Gi-Oh! is serialized in nature. The movie takes place after the current season of the weekly TV series. In this respect, the timing could have been better. Fans of the cartoon don't yet know that Yugi has won the three Egyptian God Cards, which are pivotal to the plot of the movie. Also, cut scenes early in the movie also let us know the fates of other characters in the cartoon -- fates that are up in the air until the new season starts, a month after the release of the movie.

The characters in the movie are voiced by the same actors as the cartoon -- very important to the young viewers. And it was great to see some old favorite characters back in action.

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